The beauty world is flooded with an array of South Korean products, and it is hard not drool over them. After all, their meticulous and innovative beauty treasures (mists, sheet masks, and essences) have been nothing short of a blessing to our overworked skin. Enter the cushion compact, the most recent product from the K-beauty world that has officially gone mainstream.
These compacts marry foundation BB cream and offer additional skincare benefits like SPF protection, ultra hydration, and anti-ageing components. But, the best part about them is that they come in small air-tight boxes (you know how bottled foundations have the tendancy to spill) which have the product pre-soaked into an airy sponge. Press the sponge and voila … the lightweight fluid springs out. Can’t wait to get your hands on them? Here are the ones we love.
This brand developed its own version of cushion compacts, once make-up artist extrodinaire, Lisa Eldridge, took over as creative director. The best part about this one is that not only does it give you a hydrated and glowing complexion, but comes in eleven shades – from super fair to dark – so you can easily find a match.
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This brand is a cult favourite when it comes to BB creams because of the coverage, skincare benefits and price, and their cushion compacts are no disappointment. Other than hydrating ingredients, they also contain witch hazel extract to calm skin irritation and silica bead powder to absorb sweat and oil so that your makeup can last all day. But, the downside is that they only come in two shades, beige and honey beige.
Laneige BB Cushion
This is one of the most popular brands in the world of K-beauty. The BB cream cushion delivers foundation-like coverage, leaving a luminous complexion in its wake. It is mineral water-based, so it is also extremely cooling and also has an SPF of 50. It also comes with an extra cushion refill. But, it only comes in four shades – from light to olive skin tones.
This is one of the bigger Korean skincare brands and they have made quite a name in the mainstream beauty world. This brand’s cushion compact offers light to medium coverage. It is packed with antioxidants and hydrating properties that help camouflage fine lines (it also has an SPF of 50). It is available in four shades and works best for those who have fair to medium skin tone – not too light and not too dark.
Dr. Jart+ BB Bounce Beauty Balm
The compact may look like a mesh screen, but its applicator gives more control over the building of the product. Not only does it even out your skin tone and conceal pores, it also works to improve your skin texture and protects your complexion with SPF 30. It doesn’t end there; this product is packed with Hyaluronic Acid (which locks in moisture in your skin) and marine collagen, pomegranate extract, elderberry, and grapeseed oil. It comes only in two shades though, a light-medium and a medium-tan.